Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Announcement of Presenting Sponsor for XTERRA East Championship

WHO: Mayor Dwight C. Jones
Councilman Douglas G. Conner, Jr.

WHAT: Announcement of new presenting sponsor for the XTERRA East Championship.

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 11, 2011

WHERE: Brown’s Island
(At the steps of the pedestrian bridge)

BACKGROUND:

The XTERRA East Championship has taken place in Richmond, Virginia for the past 12 years. The City of Richmond has provided the perfect venue for the off-road triathlon and the trail running events that are featured. Athletes from more than 30 states and pros from around the world visit Richmond each year for the urban adventure. Recent funding concerns had brought the event’s future into question. At this press conference, Mayor Dwight Jones and Councilman Doug Conner will announce a new presenting sponsor allowing the event to continue in the City of Richmond.

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